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2009–10 West Ham United F.C. season

West Ham United
2009–10 season
Co-chairmen David Gold
David Sullivan
Manager Gianfranco Zola
Ground Boleyn Ground (Upton Park)
Premier League 17th
League Cup Third round
FA Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League:
Carlton Cole (10)
All:
Carlton Cole (10)
Highest home attendance 34,989 (vs. Manchester City, 9 May)
Lowest home attendance 24,492 (vs. Millwall, 25 August)

The 2009–10 Premier League was West Ham United's fifth consecutive season in the Premier League, following a ninth-placed finish in the 2008–09 Premier League. They were managed by Gianfranco Zola - in his second season after replacing Alan Curbishley in September 2008. This was his first and only full season as manager.

The Hammers managed to win their first Premier League game of the season against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux,[1] but failed to win another until early November after an injury time winner from Zavon Hines sealed an upset win against Aston Villa.[2]

The Upton Park riots took place in West Ham's first Football League Cup game on 25 August against fierce rivals Millwall. The club was fined £115,000 after pitch invasions and brawling, resulting in a Millwall fan being stabbed.[3] West Ham won the game 3-1 after extra time.

On 19 January 2010, former Birmingham City owners David Gold and David Sullivan completed a joint takeover of West Ham United from cash-strapped Icelandic owner Björgólfur Guðmundsson.[4]

Mid-season form was up and down, but after a loss at Old Trafford,[5] West Ham had a string of six consecutive losses to put them in major relegation danger. A late equaliser in a 2-2 draw at Everton,[6] followed by a 1-0 win at home against Sunderland,[7] restored the faith. Another poor game at Anfield[8] was a minor hiccup in West Ham's quest for survival, and, after being given a golden opportunity to stay up, West Ham earned three points against Wigan Athletic in a hard-fought 3-2 win.[9] Simultaneously, Hull City blew an opportunity against Sunderland, losing 0-1. West Ham's Premier League status was confirmed on 3 May with Hull City's 2-2 draw with Wigan Athletic leaving Hull five points behind West Ham with one game left to play.[10] West Ham's away record of only one away win all season equalled their lowest number of away wins for a season, last achieved in 1960-61.[11] On 11 May 2010, two days after the end of the season, West Ham announced the termination of manager Gianfranco Zola's contract with immediate effect.[12]

First-team squad

As of 9 April 2010.[13]
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
1 GK Robert Green
4 DF Danny Gabbidon
7 MF Kieron Dyer
8 MF Scott Parker (vice-captain)
9 FW Ilan
11 FW Mido (on loan from Middlesbrough)
12 FW Carlton Cole
13 MF Luís Boa Morte
14 MF Radoslav Kováč
15 DF Matthew Upson (captain)
16 MF Mark Noble
17 FW Benni McCarthy
18 DF Jonathan Spector
20 MF Julien Faubert
No. Position Player
21 MF Valon Behrami
22 DF Manuel da Costa
23 DF Hérita Ilunga
28 GK Péter Kurucz
29 GK Marek Štěch
30 DF James Tomkins
31 MF Jack Collison
32 MF Alessandro Diamanti
33 DF Fabio Daprelà
35 MF Josh Payne
36 MF Anthony Edgar
41 FW Zavon Hines
45 DF Jordan Spence
46 MF Junior Stanislas

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
19 FW Freddie Sears (on loan to Coventry City)
24 FW Frank Nouble (on loan to Swindon Town)
44 DF Bondz Ngala (on loan to Plymouth Argyle)
No. Position Player
DF Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson (on loan to Roeselare)
DF Matt Fry (on loan to Charlton Athletic)

Reserves and Academy

Results

Pre season

West Ham took part in a two week foreign pre-season training camp in Austria, and had scheduled four pre-season games; however, the game against Bundesliga side Werder Bremen was called off due to wet weather.[14] West Ham also took place in the 2009 Barclays Asia Trophy, where they finished third. A second "West Ham United XI" team largely comprising academy prospects and out-of-favour senior players also played a series of matches in England during this period.

"West Ham United XI" pre season results (all away): 2–1 (W) v Grays Athletic (12 July), 1–1 (D) v Cambridge United (18 July), 3–2 (W) v Thurrock (24 July), 3–0 (W) v Kingstonian (31 July)

Asia Trophy

Premier League

A total of 20 teams competed in the Premier League in the 2009–10 season. Each team would play every other team twice, once at their stadium, and once at the opposition's. Three points were awarded to teams for each win, one point per draw, and none for defeats. The provisional fixture list was released on 17 June 2009, but was subject to change in the event of matches being selected for television coverage.

League Cup

FA Cup

Statistics

Goal scorers

[15]
Position Nation Name Premier League League Cup FA Cup Total
1 Carlton Cole
10
10
2 Alessandro Diamanti
7
1
8
3 Guillermo Franco
5
5
4 Junior Stanislas
2
2
4
5 Ilan
4
4
6 Matthew Upson
3
3
7 Jack Collison
2
2
8 Mark Noble
2
2
9 Manuel da Costa
2
2
10 Radoslav Kovac
2
2
11 Scott Parker
2
2
12 Zavon Hines
1
1
2
13 Valon Behrami
1
1
14 Julien Faubert
1
1
15 Luis Antonio Jiménez
1
1
16 Luis Boa Morte
1
1
17 Hérita Ilunga
1
1
18 Own Goals
1
1
TOTAL
47
4
1
52

Transfers

In

# Pos Player From Fee Date Notes
17
FW
Luis Antonio Jiménez Inter Milan Loan 23 June 2009
[16]
24
FW
Frank Nouble Chelsea Undisclosed 21 July 2009
[17]
33
DF
Fabio Daprelà Grasshoppers Zurich Undisclosed 31 July 2009
[18]
14
MF
Radoslav Kováč Spartak Moscow Free 14 August 2009
[19]
32
MF
Alessandro Diamanti Livorno Calcio Undisclosed 28 August 2009
[20]
22
DF
Manuel da Costa Fiorentina Trade for Savio 31 August 2009
[21]
10
FW
Guillermo Franco Villarreal Undisclosed 17 September 2009
[22]
17
FW
Benni McCarthy Blackburn Rovers Undisclosed 1 February 2010
[23]
11
FW
Mido Middlesbrough Loan 1 February 2010
[24]
9
FW
Ilan Saint-Etienne Free 1 February 2010
[25]

Out

Pos Player To Fee Date Notes
DF
Lucas Neill Everton Released 4 June 2009
[26]
FW
Freddie Sears Crystal Palace Loan 26 June 2009
[27]
MF
Kyel Reid Sheffield United Free 1 July 2009
[28]
GK
Jimmy Walker Tottenham Hotspur Released 3 July 2009
[29]
MF
Lee Bowyer Birmingham City Free 8 July 2009
[30]
FW
Savio Nsereko Fiorentina Trade for da Costa 31 August 2009
[21]
DF
James Collins Aston Villa Undisclosed 1 September 2009
[31]
MF
Anthony Edgar Bournemouth Loan 1 October 2009
[32]
DF
Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson Cheltenham Town Loan 1 October 2009
[33]
DF
Matt Fry Gillingham Loan 15 October 2009
[34]
MF
Josh Payne Colchester United Loan 22 October 2009
[35]
MF
Nigel Quashie Milton Keynes Dons Loan 24 November 2009
[36]
GK
Marek Štěch Bournemouth Loan 11 December 2009
[37]
FW
Dean Ashton Unattached Retired 11 December 2009
[38]
MF
Josh Payne Wycombe Wanderers Loan 22 January 2010
[39]
MF
Nigel Quashie Queens Park Rangers Free 22 January 2010
[40]
FW
Frank Nouble West Bromwich Albion Loan 8 February 2010
[41]
FW
Freddie Sears Coventry City Loan 12 February 2010
[42]
DF
Bondz N'Gala Plymouth Argyle Loan 16 March 2010
[42]
DF
Calum Davenport Unattached Released 17 March 2010
[43]
FW
Frank Nouble Swindon Town Loan 19 March 2010
[44]
DF
Matt Fry Charlton Athletic Loan 25 March 2010
[45]

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External links

  • West Ham United FC Official Website
  • 2009–10 West Ham United F.C. season at ESPN
  • 2009–10 West Ham United F.C. season on BBC Sport:
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